Threat Defiance Report


To compete against near peer adversaries in the cyber sphere, industry officials say the Department of Defense has to be more agile in equipping it

Happy Independence Day, America!

The United States pioneered the use of cyberweapons when it shattered Iran’s nuclear centrifuges in 2010 but such devastating cyber tools have spre

Multiyear prime contract to deliver advanced cyber training fuels R9B's expansion in the southern United States.

When the cybersecurity firm Mandiant detected Chinese hackers were infiltrating networks of their clients sometime around 2013, the company did not

What can cybersecurity learn from economics? Some might recognize the current skills gap as a product of demand outstripping supply.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere, but it seems everyone views it differently.

A Colorado Springs-based cybersecurity company made a strategic investment in a collaboration with a business building artificial intelligence soft

Using passive technology is not enough to defeat cyberattackers, according to the experts at root9B (R9B)--active adversary pursuit is required.

Across industry, existing defensive capabilities that rely on static automated sensors and log analysis are unable to detect malicious activity dis

R9B executes strategic partner investment and alliance with Champion Technology

 “Hey everyone and welcome to the Risky Biz Soap Box, the podcast where vendors pay us to tell you all about their stuff.

The Defense Department and other government agencies can now benefit from an updated cybersecurity platform that actively pursues adversaries withi

Visitors to RSA, the world's largest security conference held in San Francisco in April, can hear about the latest strategies for fighting cyberatt

Cybersecurity firm root9B has announced an updated software platform to enhance its “hunt” capabilities in pursuing cyber intruders, and will integ

Cybersecurity Platform Introduces New and Improved HUNT Capabilities

What type of data does ORION gather from my network?

root9B (R9B) understands how cyber attackers identify and target their victims and know that traditional passive solutions are ineffective against

Cyber-based threats to sensitive data, intellectual property, and critical infrastructure continue to grow in number and disruptive potential.

A third U.S.

R9B Appoints Senior Researcher and Data Scientist to Support HUNT Market Momentum

Forbes Technology Council Is an Invitation-Only Community for World-Class CIOs, CTOs and Technology Executives.

Just weeks after my first textbook on computer security was published in 1994, a far superior book emerged from two of my colleagues. Firewalls

Partnership provides cloud-based cybersecurity solutions for government and business customers

The 2018 tax season is officially underway and so too are malicious hacking campaigns aimed at stealing your business’s sensitive tax-related data.

Are you a consumer who wants to make sure your personal data really is secure?


Twenty years ago, you could be forgiven for thinking everyone in Colorado worked in ranching, mining, or energy—historic pillars of the Centennial


Even though the cybersecurity insurance market is barely 20 years old, cybersecurity insurance companies have already collectively grossed more tha

The Gazette, a Colorado Springs publication, highlighted R9B's recent contract wins and expansion

2018 Training Schedule


Adversary Tactics and Techniques

 Jan 8 - Feb 9 

One of the factors that sets r9B (root9B) apart is the talent the company has attracted.


Firm Awarded Multiple Contracts Since Becoming an Independent, Privately-Held Company in September


At the end of my last post, I said my next topic would be event logs, but when I sat down to write, my brain said, “Nope!




COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to remaining #1 on the Cybersecurity 500 for six consecutive qu

Shelltea and PoSlurp; Advanced memory-resident malware targets Point-of-Sale systems; Will host Webinar Monday

Retail Point-of-Sale (PoS) systems remain a top target for the financially-motivated hacker.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- root9B, a root9B Holdings, Inc.

Last time, we discussed the importance and impact of User Rights Assignments on your network.  When coupled with a solid delegation model and group

At root9B, the main differentiator is the talent that the company is able to attract.

Consumers love talking to Alexa, Siri, Cortana and Google Now.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- root9B, a root9B Holdings Inc.

Adversaries are constantly improving their tradecraft and modifying cyber tactics, techniques, and procedures to avoid detection.

Last time, I talked about the importance and effects that Restricted Group settings can have on your network. Another powerful group policy setting

Data breaches increased 40% in 2016 compared to 2015.

Colorado Springs ranks 16th nationally in the new Best Cities for Cybersecurity Professionals report, and experts say it is uniquely placed for a s

In a large organization, no matter how thorough the network security team, attackers will be able to compromise at least one server or workstation

By: John P. Mello, Jr.

Eric Hipkins is a bit of a contrarian.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to remaining #1 on the Cybersecurity 500 for  Q1 2017, root9B's

In my last blog, I wrote about the purpose of formalizing a delegation model for your domain.

The Pyramids of Delegation

2017 list of universities that offer a Master of Science (M.S.) in cybersecurity

Root9B LLC is sinking deeper roots in Colorado Springs as part of a corporate strategy of its parent company to narrow the company's focus to cyber

Experts believe Russian hackers linked to the DNC breach are also behind attacks on utilities in Ukraine and U.S., leaving domestic power grid expo

root9B, a Colorado based cybersecurity firm, has devised a novel and bold countermeasure to cyber attackers.

2016 was an interesting year for the cybersecurity market, and the three top cybersecurity stories of the year are indicative that investors remain

The Communications of the ACM recently published a study on t

“If you know your enemy and know your network, you need not fear the rest.” Those words adorn the wall at the Colorado Springs headquarters of 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec.12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- root9B, a root9B Holdings (OTCQB: RTNBD) company and leading provider of adv


Alright, so I lied in my last blog post.

By: Steve C. Morgan


Adversaries who have compromised one system in a network frequently hijack the network traffic of other systems on the same subnet to intercept pas

Law360, New York (November 2, 2016, 11:51 AM EDT)—In a typical M&A transaction, the idea is to combine the strengths of the two entities while

There is a lot of talk in the world today about the attacks that happen in corporate America.

Colorado Springs-based cybersecurity provider root9B announced Monday that it will work with the Air Force Academy to develop technology to counter



Ongoing Business Development Activities Yield More Than $12M in Contracts and Increased Industry Visibility

The editors at Cybersecurity Ventures recently caught up with Eric Hipkins, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at root9B, a rapidly expa

A few weeks ago, a lot of attention was paid to Dropbox

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- root9B, a root9B Technologies (OTCQB: RTNB) company, and leading provider of advanced cyberse

“As the organization that first introduced proactive HUNT operations to the commercial space in 2013, root9B has developed and refined its propriet

For the 2nd consecutive quarter root9B remains #1 on Cybersecurity 500's World's Hottest Security Companies. 

root9B was featured in The Gazette's series on Colorado Springs and its emergence as both the cybersecurity capital in the country, as well as bein

Join us at the University of Denver for Project X-ite, where innovation, technology and en

A cyber operations training contract was granted to root9B by the United States Air Force, a four-year Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with an est

Earlier this month the Office of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recognized root9B as a Patriotic Employer.

How to use Orkos by root9B to assess credential risks and lateral movement, a webinar.

root9B has opened its fourth location, a new cutting-edge training, threat intelligence, and operations facility in the National Business Park near

On behalf of root9B, Eric Stride and Aaron Shaha will present a live cyber demonstration at the Pikes Peak Regional Cyber Summit on Tuesday, March

root9B has formed a new business and technology alliance with GTRI and

Eric Hipkins accepted the Information and Communication Technology Award, presented by the Colorado Springs Business Journal, on behalf of root9B a

An opportunity to connect with the technology, trends and people that protect our digital world, the

Cybersecurity Ventures announces the 2016 Cyber Top 10, root9B placing first as the 

A common theme among information security commenters and keynotes is that infosec can and either will or should evolve to be more like structural e

The Gazette, a Colorado Springs publication, highlighted root9B's recent recognition as the world'

root9B's vice president of threat intelligence, Keith Smith, offered his opinion to Fox News on the subject of a cybersecurity proxy war, pitting n

Earlier this week root9B opened its first Adversary Pursuit Center at the Tower Life Building in San Antonio, TX where the company’s network defens


Colorado Springs, CO, December 10, 2015 - root9B, a root9B Technologies Company (OTCQB: RTNB), a leading provider of advanced cybe

What tactic is used to compromise computers more often than any other in a network breach? Stolen credentials and lateral movement.

Colorado Springs, CO, (November 23, 2015) - root9B, a root9B Technologies Company (OTCQB: RTNB), a leading provider of advanced cy

Introducing Orkos by root9B: Assessing Credential Risks & Lateral Movement - Closing the Gap in Security Programs. occurs several times.

Colorado Springs, CO, (November 2, 2015) - root9B, a root9B Technologies Company (OTCQB: RTNB), a leading provider of advanced cyb

Colorado Springs, CO, (October 29, 2015) - root9B, a root9B Technologies Company (OTCQB: RTNB), and leading provider of advanced c

root9b’s Eric Hipkins, John Harbaugh, and Mike Morris, were recently featured on CBS This Morning to discuss root9b’s unique “Hunt” cyber capabilit



Colorado Springs, CO, (September 21, 2015) - root9B, a root9B Technologies Company (OTCQB: RTNB), a leading provider of advanced c

At this point, it’s pretty much assumed that hackers are going to break into corporate computer networks.

root9B’s new video depicts the threat imposed when the most skilled cyber adversary in the world penetrates your veil of darkness.

On September 26, root9b’s Matt “sciptjunkie” Weeks will be presenting a talk on “Credential Assessment: Mapping Privilege Escalation at Scale” at D

root9B was recently featured in a Time Warner Cable San Antonio news segment on the growing technology and cyber boom in the region and root9B’s ag

In May 2015, root9B released an

root9B announces that Columbia, MD-based ADG Creative has been selected as our agency of record, a partnership that will add tremendous value to ou

Designed from the ground up as an unparalleled space for 24/7 manned cyber operations,root9B’s Adversary Pursuit Center (APC) nears completion this

This fall root9B will be attending and presenting at the 5th annual North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Grid Security Conference

root9B COO John Harbaugh and root9B Technologies CEO Joe Grano were recently featured on Fox Business with Neil Cavuto discussing the recent Russia

root9B, a root9B Technologies company (OTCQB: RTNB), a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and training for commercial and governme

root9B, a root9B Technologies Company (OTCQB: RTNB), a leading provider of advanced active cyber defense operations, cybersecurity services, and tr

root9B, a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and tailored active defense capabilities, has been moved from #216 to #45 on the 

root9B, a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and tailored active defense capabilities, announced today the development of Orkos, a

NORAD-USNORTHCOM is the sponsoring defense agency for a $1.7M award through the Department of Defense Rapid Innovation Fund Program for an industri

From an advanced threat detection perspective, most analysts are relatively blind at the host level until they receive network telemetry or a secur

root9B recently announced the launch of proprietary cybersecurity active adversary pursuit platform, ORION.


The initrd (initial ramdisk) is an initial temporary root file system that is mounted prior to the real root file system.